Friday, August 26, 2011

Uh-Oh! It's the Popo!!

My sweetie told me of an article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution that I just had to check out.  Fine by me!  I was looking forward to reading it, but nothing could really prepare me for the following:

Police:  Pa. newlyweds shoplifted reception food.

Seriously?  Let's just let this sink in for a moment. 
I have literally tried to write this blog 6 times now, each time from a different direction.  I am trying so hard not to be judgmental, not to just type wth were you thinking?  So, trying to be nice I'm going to keep this short and sweet.

First, of course, stealing.  It's wrong.  Don't take something that's not yours.  Obviously.

Second, why?  Did they have champagne dreams on a beer budget?  Was it pressure to measure up to the weddings that their friends had?  Or was it their wants overpowered their judgment of right and wrong?
Third, weddings are stressful.  You not only have to plan an entire major event, but you have lots of people giving you their opinions.  There are those who have been married, or who have been in a wedding once, so naturally they are now expert planners.  Parents who are footing the bill for the big day, so are counting every penny.  Friends obsessed with weddings, who have planned theirs every since being told what a wedding was and have a collection of 20+ years of wedding articles, trends and materials that you can look at.  And then, of course, your own ideas and opinions.  All of this along with trying to get everything accomplished is enough to cause a person to have moments of insanity. 
But to push yourself to the point of committing a crime?  Weddings are stressful.  Life is stressful.  Everything is stressful.  Just keep in mind that although your wedding day is an important day in your life, it's just that:  ONE day in your life.  Don't let the stresses push you to the point of hurting those around you, showing your dark side, pushing yourself to the point of illness, or becoming bridezilla.
Don't you just love my originality there?

Overall remember:
  Your wedding is one day. 
Your marriage is the rest of your life.
(And a criminal record never goes away!)

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